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The following selected circumstances relate to pending lawsuits for Erismus, Inc. Erismus’s fiscal year ends on December 31. Financial statements are published in March 2012. Erismus prepares its financial statements according to International Financial Reporting Standards.

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Indicate the amount of asset or liability that Erismus would record, and explain your answer.
1. Erismus is defending against a lawsuit. Erismus’s management believes the company has a slightly worse than 50/50 chance of eventually prevailing in court, and that if it loses, the judgment will be $1,000,000.
2. Erismus is defending against a lawsuit. Erismus’s management believes it is probable that the company will lose in court. If it loses, management believes that damages could fall anywhere in the range of $2,000,000 to $4,000,000, with any damage in that range equally likely.
3. Erismus is defending against a lawsuit. Erismus’s management believes it is probable that the company will lose in court. If it loses, management believes that damages will eventually be $5,000,000, with a present value of $3,500,000.
4. Erismus is a plaintiff in a lawsuit. Erismus’s management believes it is probable that the company eventually will prevail in court, and that if it prevails, the judgment will be $1,000,000.



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